Always My Friend Bold Orange Card


Posted on 9th October 2022 by Danielle Bigland
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Adult Colouring, Creative And Inspiring Quotes

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Start by taking your chosen metal cover plate die. I used Sunny Studios Quilted Hearts Portrait die and Intensive Orange Plain Card 210gsm.

This is a U.S A2 size die (4.25in x 5.5in) and so I created a card blank of the same size.

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I decided to add a little subtle shimmer behind the hearts. So I took a piece of White Super Smooth 250gsm card and cut it to the same size as the cover plate die cut. 'Sweep' a watermark ink pad across the surface of the card, gently covering the entirety.

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Then, take a brush (such as a wide paintbrush) and 'paint' your chosen mica powder over the surface. It doesn't need to cover every square cm. Just a rough coating.

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You can now stick your cover die cut onto this mica card and glory in the shimmer subtly popping through!

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Take a bold sentiment of your choice. I used the Stamp Market - Bunched of Notes - and stamp this out. Because this was such a bold sentiment, I knew it was unlikely it would stamp perfectly first time. It really needs to be perfect as it will be a focal point of the card. Therefore, I used my stamping platform in order that I could stamp as many times as needed. This took 4 attempts!

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Now go ahead and die cut your sentiment. I also used a small secondary sentiment. This was from the same set and heat embossed in white embossing powder.

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Cut a small square of vellum (no exact measurement necessary) and adhere your sentiments to it using wet glue.

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Apply small amounts of wet glue on the back of the vellum behind the sentiments and stick to your panel. Then flip your panel over and apply a generous amount of foam tape to the back. Stick this down to your white card blank.

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Select some floral stamps and colour in complementing colours and cut. I fussy cut these flowers as they didn't have matching dies. I DETEST fussy cutting! I used Clearly Besotted - Pick a Petal - and coloured them with Copic markers in YR16, YR09 and R27. YR15 and Y17 for the flower centres. These can be stuck down.

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To finish, the vellum needs attaching discreetly to the card. Most card makers use this age old trick of applying glue behind gems so it isn't visible. I used Cosmic Shimmer Clear Lacquer to both adhere my gems and the vellum.

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That's the card complete!!

I actually was not a huge fan of orange but I've been converted! I really do adore this card. I hope you do too!

Thanks for joining me.

See you soon!

Dani xx


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